Having a trusted primary care doctor means you always have a partner on hand to help support your short-term and long-term health needs and goals. Kiran Patel, MD, and Leela Patel, MD, of Patel & Patel, M.D., Inc. offer primary care to adults of all ages. Call the South Charleston, West Virginia, office for acute issues, such as flu symptoms, for a regular check-up, or for long-term management of chronic diseases. Alternatively, use the online tool to schedule an appointment.request an appointment
What is primary care?
A primary care provider is trained to know about the major systems of your body. They can then offer a wide variety of health services to support your optimal wellness.
You might visit a primary care provider for:
- Annual wellness exams
- Medication management
- Sports medicine issues
- Chronic disease evaluation and management
- Geriatric care
- Specialist referrals
Patel & Patel, M.D., Inc. also provides sports, school, and work physicals.
The practice serves as the first point of contact for any symptoms you may be having. The team can help resolve acute issues related to viruses, colds, the flu, coughs, and minor infections like pink eye or urinary tract infections.
What health conditions can be managed by a primary care provider?
Primary care at Patel & Patel, M.D., Inc. supports your general health needs, offering services like:
- Preventive vaccinations
- Family planning
- Health education
- Standard in-office lab work
- Health screenings
- Routine gynecological care
- Sick visits
If you have a health concern, don’t hesitate to call Patel & Patel, M.D., Inc. The staff can refer you to a specialist if you have a condition or issue outside their scope of practice.
Do I really need a primary care provider?
Your long-term wellness depends on your relationship with your primary care provider. Research shows that adults who regularly visit a primary care provider have a 19% lower risk of premature death compared to people who see a doctor only occasionally.
When you’re not feeling well, it’s also helpful to have a medical professional who you can trust and who knows your personal and family medical history. You know who to call to get expert care and have your problem resolved.
Plus, primary care is important for preventing future disease and ill health. When you have a primary care physician that you see regularly, they can detect minor changes that could indicate a shift in your health. This allows for early intervention and resolution before your trend toward ill health continues and complications occur.
Take care of your health. Set up a primary care appointment at Patel & Patel, M.D., Inc. by calling the office or using the online booking tool on this website.